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, inside the michael jackson case. and aphrodite jones, author of "michael jackson conspiracy." plus lisa bloom, an anchor on the legal network in session. lisa, what do you believe are the biggest lessons we can learn from the michael jackson trial? >> i think there's no question that his celebrity status and what led to his acquittal in part. because we know from some of the jurors who were interviewed afterwards that back in the jury room during the deliberations some of the jurors said, we can't convict my michael. not my michael. my michael could not have done this. you know, we have celebrity culture in this country that's almost like royalty. there are certain people who are above the law, and i think in the michael jackson case, the celebrity status is what put it over the top. yes there were other factors, but none as big as the celebrity factors >> but aphrodite jones, i have to say i sat there along with you and diane ands conspiracy aspect of this case made my head explode. i couldn't make head or tails of it. they're keeping the whole family hostage. meanwhile they're getting
, inside the michael jackson case." and aphrodite jones, author of "michael jackson conspiracy." plus lisa bloom, an anchor on the legal network in session. lisa, what do you believe are the biggest lessons we can learn from the michael jackson trial? >> i think there's no question that his celebrity status and what led to his acquittal in part. because we know from some of the jurors who were interviewed afterwards that back in the jury room during the deliberations some of the jurors said, we can't convict my michael. not my michael. my michael could not have done this. you know, we have celebrity culture in this country that's almost like royalty. there are certain people who are above the law, and i think in the michael jackson case, the celebrity status is what put it over the top. yes there were other factors, but none as big as the celebrity factor. >> but, aphrodite jones, i have to say i sat there along with you and diane ands conspiracy aspect of this case made my head explode. i couldn't make head or tails of it. they're keeping the whole family hostage. meanwhile they're gettin
. but the defense worked just fine. time for those of weather and traffic. > -- time for the weather. >> lisa baden has the traffic report. >> the traffic patterns will change as we near thanksgiving. 95 between richmond and baltimore looks fine. pretty good on the baltimore national parkway. nothing but growing volume heading back up to the airport base on 295. traffic on the beltway at the wilson bridge looks good. nothing complicated report in maryland out of waorf. >> there is light drizzle working in from the south and west. a few sprinkles this morning. this will continue to lift into the area. we will get easterly wind. that means cloudy and cool temperatures. let's look at the numbers. from the mid to upper 40's in fairfax to 50 degrees in law k -- in la plata. our next system will drop in from the north by mid-week. we could be on a cloudy side. a lot of energy. ohio getting showers. chicago getting snow. detroit to getting snow. the deep south is looking good. the west coast is gorgeous. it's a little unsettled for us through the mid week. bindi and poehler through the weekend coming up--
-crossed astronauts. what's ahead for lisa nowak after she pled guilty to attacking a rival lover. plus, sammy sosa insists he is not trying to lighten his skin. why some say he looks completely different. >>> a former astronaut is getting probation for her attack on a romantic rival. lisa nowak pled guilty to reduced charges for confronting a woman in an airport parking lot. police say she drove from houston to orlando and followed colleen shipman to her car. shipman says she is haunted by what happened. >> i knew in my heart when lisa nowak attacked me that she was going to kill me. it was in her eyes. a blood-chilling expression of limitless rage and glee. >> lisa nowak was sentenced to a year probation by pleading guilty to the lesser charge. she avoided the possibility of some serious jail time if she had been convicted. an artist is honoring the troops with an exhibit of replicas featuring the name of every service member killed in iraq. the piece called 3,000 and counting has the name, rank and age of every fallen service member. artist gene price hopes that her work will provoke thought. >>
. >> while at us airways' hub in washington -- >> flight 1825. gate 23. >> reporter: flight attendant lisa scott knows the routine well. what's the secret to staying sane if you're a flight attendant? >> um, yoga. [ laughter ] lots of deep breaths. >> reporter: the airlines anticipate just under 2 million fliers to pass through all the nation's airports today. but the busiest air travel days will be sunday and monday with just over 2 million flyers each day. and 23-year veteran lindwood harris knows what they're thinking. >> they're thinking of that wonderful dinner at grandma's house, their expectations of getting there on time, and most importantly, have their bag arrive with them as well. >> check in early. please plan on arriving at airport two hours ahead. >> reporter: the good news? thanksgiving 2009 looks to be snow and ice-free. >> weather is cooperating, passengers are moving well, and flying's good. >> reporter: you heard the advice there, check in early, and the reason for that is because there are fewer airplanes this year and fewer seats. so, if you miss your plane, if you mis
star crossed astronauts. what's ahead for lisa nowak after she pleaded guilty for attacking a rival lover. >>> sammy sosa insists he's not trying to lighten his skin. let's look at the picture. why he says he's looking so different. >>> hi, i'm from new york. i'm giving a shout for all the ones out serving our country. right now we are thinking about you and we love you. take care, blessed thing. god love you. >> a lot of viewers with the same sentiment on this ved rans da -- veterans day. thank you, veterans. >>> a hydroelectric dam had problems. this happened in brazil. power was out in paraguay, uruguay. some are concerned what will world will think because the olympics and world cup are coming there. >>> a former astronaut is getting probation for her attack on a romantic rival. i know you remember this story. lisa nowak pleaded guilty to reduced charges for confront ag woman in an airport parking lot. reports say she drove from houston to orlando and followed shipman to her car. shipman says she is still haunted by what happened. >> i know in my heart when lisa nowak attacked m
revenue streams during this tough economy and lisa has a degree in early childhood education. we've had success with adult cooking classes but we needed expertise for those whereas with kids cooking classes, you can get by with lisa's expert in early childhood education, they put the class together and offers a great variety of different classes. all of the classes are themes. they're around the holiday, like halloween, thanksgiving or christmas, they will be deered toward those. and so far it's been very successful. we've had all of our classes full and so we're going to expand with that and take it where we can take it. and the kids love it. >> reporter: and the parents love it. because it not omen gauges the kids but its teaching them something valuable they can live in life. >> our mission is to make it easier to sit down together for a meal. and getting the kids involved is another key item in getti your family together around the dinner table. when they can participate or cook the meal for you. we've had kids from classes take their menu home and buy the ingredients and make the e
and capitals were also in action. sports is coming up. lisa, your family thinks you might have "roasterphobia." i'm not roasterphobic... my perdue® oven ready roaster is already seasoned in its own cooking bag. and it cooks in about half the time. my work here is done. (announcer) perdue® oven ready roaster. the cure for roasterphobia. that's hard to find. ♪ earn holiday rewards at giant, every time you use your card. earn one point for every dollar you spend. good for up to 20% off a future shopping trip. redeem your points and start earning again. only with your giant card. makes me feel great when i find a rewards program that really works. i love seeing all that savings racking up. that's my favorite part of the trip. i do 22 more inspections than the government requires. and my fresh, all-natural chickens are never given any hormones or steroids. and no candy, gladys. (announcer) perdue. extra inspections. extraordinary chicken. >>> the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers -- moving you forward. >>> two local teams in action tonight, both on losing streaks,
. she believes it's a wing of the republican national party. >>> inside lisa nowak's latest date with a judge next. >>> plus, have you seen this yet. a woman falls on to the tracks in a crowded metro station. why the driver of this train is being hailed a hero tonight. >>> and saving big might be a click away.  >>> you got to take a look at this. incredible video. a massachusetts woman tried to light a cigarette, lost herbal lanes and fell in front of the train. quick thinking riders and the train operator saved her life and it was caught on camera. >> it really scared me. >> reporter: train operator still can't believe it driving into a crowded north station platform after a friday celtics game let out. a 26-year old cambridge woman begins to stumble and falls into the pit on the tracks missing the 600-vt third rail. frantic riders did everything they could to get the driver's attention. you can see the lights blazed on their faces. people were waving too much and close to the yellow line which they are not supposed to be. that is telling me slow the train do
because of all these arguments that you've been having with your mother, lisa, sometimes in an inadvertent way, we're looking for negative attention, which is better than no attention at all. i would advise both of you maybe to get together as mother and daughter and go somewhere for the whole day that doesn't involve being around a store or mall, and really try to connect with each other. >> that's a hard one. mothers and daughters like to go shopping together. >> but there's got to be -- >> a pedicure. >> maybe that. just some way to connect. some way to connect. >> yeah, go to a musical or something. >> is he making any sense? >> i don't know. because part of my credit bill this month is manicures and pedicures. >> how about a human? >> her mail is personal, i'm not supposed to open it. but yesterday a bill came, but i was dying to see if she really controlled herself. i slit it open. oh my god, it's $466. and i'm like, manicure and pedicure. like three times in a month. >> how many times can you get a manicure and pedicure? >> once a week. a pedicure once every three weeks. >> i'm not
was from nbc's "today show." let's go back to the lawyers. but first, to lisa lockwood, former police detective, author of "undercover angel." what do you make of this? an entire faked kidnapping where she tried to rip off her husband of $50,000. forget about the two little girls. >> have you ever heard the saying "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned?" that's what i believe this is about. this is a woman who was after her husband. revenge. >> for what? >> to make him suffer for his affair. >> okay. hold on just a moment. let's backtrack. tell me about the affair. >> he allegedly had an affair before she went into rehab with a spanish woman. and these were written in a few of the letters. it was disclosed that she was envious of this and this is her way of getting the money back. if you watch her physicality and her tonality in those interviews, you can clearly see this is a woman who is extremely calculating and was deceptive. >> you know, that's a really interesting take on it, lisa lockwood. i didn't really put that much stock in the whole theory of the husband's affair. but mayb
. >> that's right! >> reporter: even more breaking oprah news today, patrick swayze's widow, lisa niemi, opened up for the very first time today to oprah about patrick's final moments. and wait until you hear about the bombshell secret she shared about their marriage. >>> joining me tonight in hollywood, pat lalama, an investigative journalist. and from new york, rachel zalis, a contributing editor for life sand style weekley. i want to begin with the controversy over oprah inviting b.b. wymans on show. >> my friend b.b. wymans kris crossed the country in search of the best karaoke singers. check this out. >> i'm on my quest for the best karaoke singer in the land. >> okay, bebe was charged in february after he allegedly pushed his ex-wife to the ground during an argument over custody of their children. in a brand-new statement today, debora, his ex, tells tmz that she is hurt by oprah's decision to have bebe on the show. after all, oprah refused to have chris brown on after he beat up rihanna. pat, is oprah being a hypocrite? >> not at all. i do not understand this controversy. what is
nicol, greg germann, lisa nicole and jane krakowski joined the fun from here in new york. ♪ i've been down this road walking the line ♪ >> "ally mcbeal" hit close to home for many single career women searching for love, dreaming of motherhood while toying with an overactive imagination. ♪ hooked on a feeling yeah ♪ i'm higon believing ♪ that you're in love with me >> reporter: ally played by calista flockhart worked at a law firm with ex-boyfriend billy. it was frequently awkward since billy married not ally but georgia, the quirky comedic drama -- >> objection. >> reporter: took us all the way from the courtroom to that famous unisex bathroom. ♪ my first my last my everything ♪ >> reporter: with a complicated character who made "time" magazine famously ask is feminism dead? now seven years after the series wrap, the origal cast is back for their very first reunion ever. you haven't seen each other for awhile. and you're all havinghis kind of emotional reunion kind of thing. >> it is a little surreal. we're seeing each other a lot of us for the first time in many years. you kno
here in maryland. lisa robinson is in the studio with that story. >> the task force is a government appointed, but independent panel of doctors and scientists and it is not -- does not set federal policy. he is worried about how insurance groups might use that the recommendations. >> women need and deserve the most accurate medical advice about detecting their health. >> no one knows that better than 51-year-old pamela smith. she was diagnosed with cancer at 47. she has been cancer-free for four years. >> it saved my life, a routine mammogram, which i started at the age of 40. do not listen to this task force. >> congressman elijah cummings talked to experts. bankers from and to get annual mammograms despite the finding last week by the task force. it issued recommendations sangamon not at risk for breast cancer need not schedule their first mammogram until they turn 50. >> for the average woman out there, we still strongly recommend that you have a screening mammogram every year beginning at age 40. >> congressman cummings says he is doing what he can to make sure that the task for
rival in some kind of a love triangle, lisa nowak is due in court today. you will hear about a plea deal on the table. michael jackson's father is challenging his late son's will. he says the executors of his son's will made a big mistake. >>> good morning! hope you're awake at 17 minutes past the hour and that you're on time here. >>> president obama hopes to become the first sitting president to visit hiroshima and nagasaki, the cities hit by u.s. nukes during world war ii. it won't happen when he visits ya japan this weekend. he says his schedule is full. in the past presidents have avoided the cities so they don't appeal critical of the decisions to drop nukes. many think it saved lives ending the war. >>> another astronaut accused of attacking another woman over an ex-boyfriend may take a plea deal. lisa nowak will be in court in florida. prosecutors say the deal has some conditions but they're not giving the details. nowak pleaded not guilty to attempted kidnapping and other charges. the woman she allegedly attacked is expected to be there today as well. that ought to be interestin
think the school is absolutely on the right track. lisa is holding from salt lake city. lisa you think they are getting in these kids' business? >> caller: i think it's absolutely ridiculous. people go to college for intelligence and not a diet plan. nor to be judged based on their weight. to not give someone a degree that they have earned and paid for is a typeof defective services. if they care, i don't understand why they would implement a weight stigma on these students. >> you think the approach is all wrong? >> caller: i don't know, the student's weight, the curve of a college. it's ludicrous. they say they care. education isn't up to obama. we're supposed to be upticking the math and science program and the colleges are bearing off into weight. >> a lot of comments as well on that facebook page. thanks, lisa, and to those who have already commented. quite few. go to richelle carey on cnn.com. and everybody who stops smoking and drink too much to get counseling then they can order this. not before then. this is overstepping their authority, it's discrimination and not the place o
they say there's nothing out of line. here's lisa stark. >> reporter: in a washington, d.c. conference room, experts from around the country gathered to scour for even the smallest clues that the h1n1 vaccine is causing dangerous reactions. dr. bruce gellen is the government's point man for the vaccine and says of the millions who have received the vaccine so far there have been 302 reported side effects. >> mostly sore arms, malaise, fever, things like that. >> reporter: nothing that would raise a red flag to y, oh-oh, this vaccine may not be safe? >> we're looking hard. we have many different systems in place. so far we haven't seen anything that worries us. >> reporter: the government's massive surveillance effort involves cross-checking lists of those who have received the vaccine with any later reports of health problems. data will come from health records from the department of defense, veteran affairs, the indian health service, medicare. and even from private health care plans covering 20 million americans. doctors and the public can also report side effects to a government vaccine
. >>> lisa nowak is free after copping a plea with prosecutors. she attacked colleen shipman. she pled guilty to felony burglary of a car and misdemeanor battery. she was sentenced to one year probation. >>> congress debating whether to force employers to pay for sick leave. the house is considering emergency legislation for sick pay from the swine flu and keeping service industry workers from spreading it to the general public. >>> do bigger hips mean bigger brains? some researchers say yes. they studied 16,000 women girls and found those with curvey figures performed better on cognitive test and so did their children. fat in the hip area is likely to be omega three which can improve the mental ability and those of her child during a pregnancy. >> and i love a smart woman. >>> grab your camera and get ready to strike a pose. holly is live with mored.c. photo week next. >>> and you've seen him on tv and now wale is here in studio with us and he'll talk about his album that just came out yesterday. don't go anywhere. we're coming right back after this. ♪ mmm. oh gosh. oh dear. big deal. you'
what i was trained to do, doing what any soldier would do. >> lisa, you re-united with your daughter on saturday evening. i want to show a bit of that reunion. then we'll talk about it. >> oh, baby girl! >> i know, lisa, you were very worried about amber. you had talked to her right before the shooting. then for hours you had no idea how she was, if she had been hit, if she had been killed. but you knew something horrible had happened. what did it mean to you to finally hold her in your arms? >> it was an awesome feeling. she needed me there and we got there as soon as we could. and i don't think i want to leave her now. >> amber, i understand that you are going to be meeting with the president when he comes to ft. hood tomorrow for the memorial service. what's your reaction to that? >> it's crazy. i always wanted to meet him. it's always been i guess a dream of mine to just meet any president really. but i wish it could be under different circumstances. but it's something'm looking forward to. >> now he's certainly wanting to meet you. just to conclude, amber, i know you're being de
astronaut is getting probation for her attack on a romantic rival. lisa nowak pleaded guilty yesterday to reduced charges for confronting a woman in an airport parking lot. police say she drove from houston to orlando and followed colleen shipman to her car. shipman says she's haunted by what happened then. >> i knew in my heart when lisa nowak attacked me that she was going to kill me. it was in her eyes. a blood-chilling expression of limitless rage and glee. >> in the plea, lisa nowak cannot have any contact with shipman, but she did apologize to her in court. >>> a private u.s. security firm allegedly wanted to bribe its way out of a controversy after its guards shot 17 iraqi civilians. this is video from that shooting. "the new york times" quoting former blackwater executives saying the company had $1 million to buy iraqi officials' silence. the story says it's unclear if any money was paid. a u.s. investigation called those shootings unjustified. >>> the firm now called xe services calls this report baseless. five blackwater guards are now facing manslaughter charges, but they sa
correspondent lisa myers is here with details. lisa, good morning to you. >> good morning, meredith. you may have seen some of these money-back offers on popular websites when you're shopping online. well, today, a senate committee is cracking down on this industry, which investigators say engages in deliberately misleading tactics and may be duping consumers out of millions of dollars. the offers pop up when you least expect it. >> i felt like i was being pick-pocketed. >> reporter: on websites that you know and trust. >> it's just very deceptive business practices. >> reporter: ann makai had been on shutterfly buying photos, mike genevieves, two movie tickets on fandago, when they got some strange, unwanted charges on their credit cards, monthly fees for a membership club called reservation rewards. >> this was going for a service which i did not want, did not need and had no knowledge of getting. >> reporter: authorities say millions of online shoppers are signing up and getting billed for these clubs without knowing it, a billion-dollar business they say is built on deception. >> just a
the passengers. washington has been released on bail. >>> in orlando, former astronaut lisa nowak has pled guilty in connection with a bizarre plot to attack a romantic rival. before enis tensing novak apologized to colleen shipman for the pain she caused. it's been nearly three years since nowak drove across the country and confronted shipman in a parking lot. nowak will serve one year of probation. >>> a jury has delivered a stunning defeat to government in its first bid to prosecute corporate fraud related to the economic crisis. two former bear stearns hedge fund managers were found not guilty of lying to investors. their funds bet heavily in a subprime morage market at the heart of the economic collapse. prosecutors may now be less likely to bring cases like this to trial. >>> that cbs producer accused of blackmailing david letterman made his first appearance in court. joe halderman's lawyers tried to convince the judge to throw out the case. they claimed it was all a big misunderstanding. abc's carla wohl has the details. >> reporter: a clean-shaven joe halderman appeared in court where his
of safest cars. people wanted more info. here it is. our lisa stark joins us from washington with a look at some the winners and losers in the safest car trade. it's a little tougher to get a good grade this year, sshts it. >> reporter: it absolutely is. one car that didn't get a good grade is the subaru outback but the criteria was tougher this year so only 27 vehicles made the cut. to win top safety pick, cars had to do well on frontal crashes. side impacts. they had to offer good whiplash protection in rear accidents. that means well designed head restraints. and for the first time, the roofs needed to be strong enough to hold up in ray rollover. this volkswagen held up well. but this is what happens with a weaker roof. >> well, a lot of vehicles missed this list because of the new roof strength rating. their roofs aren't quite strong enough to get a good rating in our test. >> reporter: failing the roof test cost the honda accord and the ford fusion a place on this year's list. of the cars that passed all the safety tests four are large vehicles, from buick, ford, lincoln and volvo.
. lisa, contributor to "women's health," good to see you. our plates are too big. >> exactly. the smaller the plate, the better. think about six to eight-inch plates. a study from cornell university found that those who ate hamburgers off of saucers -- these are very small -- these individuals actually believed they were consuming 18% more calories than they actually were. >> because on a smaller plate the smaller portion looks bigger. >> exactly. you feel less deprived. >> also extend that to the serving dishes as well. >> exactly. in studies people ate 56% more when they served themselves from a one-gallon bowl compared to a half-gallon bowl. >> if it's smaller bowl, you think, i look like a pig here. i'm scooping out too much. >> right. you may indeed scoop out less. another trick though is to use ceramic bowls over glass. >> why? >> interestingly, when you choose glass you can actually see through the bowl. one study in the international journal the obesity found women ate 71% more food out of transparent containers compared to ones they couldn't see through. >> interesting. you say a
over an ex-boyfriend may take a plea deal. remember lisa nowak? a pretrial hearing in about 90 minutes from now. prosecutors say the deal has conditions but are not disclosing them to. nowak pleaded guilty to attempted kidnapping and other charges opinion the woman she allegedly attacked in a parking lot two years ago is expected to be at that hearing. >>> if you have the h1n1 flu virus, you should get paid sick leave from dwrour employer to stay at home. that's what connecticut senator christopher dodd is proposing as part of emergency legislation in congress. he says the idea is to make sure sick employees stay home rather than expose other people. >> for the 57 million private sector workers who do not have paid sick leave available, coming down with h1n1 means you have, you have to make a choice. either go into work sick or risk infecting co-workers or stay home and lose, of course, a very important day's pay. the center for disease control strongly recommended that you stay home until your fever has ended and for at least another 24 hours after that. this isn't just a workers' rig
-runners and lisa borders and reid. no n. new york city major michael bloomberg expected to win a third term. much smaller scale than his 2005 victory. in houston, big news could be made here. may elect its first openly gay mayor. city controller annise parker facing off with a two-term city councilm councilman. >>> florida family made a plea for help finding a missing mom with a baby on the way. she is two months frpregnant. her family says she went to see her unborn child's father last week and has not been seen since. they are not sure what to tell her 5-year-old son. >> i hope she's not hurt. if anybody knows anything or saw her, just hope they come forward. >> police have talked to the father of watkins' baby twice but will not reveal what he told them. >>> pilot had to make an emergency landing yesterday after byrds hit the plane. this happens every day. the delta flight was headed from phoenix to salt lake city when this happened. impact left a teeny tiny hole above the cockpit window. there was only surface damage so the pilot circled back to phoenix and did land safely. >> the pilot just
. lisa, good morning. >> it is a better morning. i am so glad that you joined us this morning. not much happening on the highway, lighter volume than expected. 270, it has let go of the delays. corot is moving nicely between the american legion bridge and tysons. -- river road is moving nicely between the american legion bridge and the tysons. as you can see, a jovi is not a problem at all. -- hov is not a problem at all. near the exit for the pentagon it looks great. taking us over to kane street, things are moving along nicely. the pavement is dry. is that going to change? >> it is. especially in southern maryland and through southern central virginia, to the west. temperatures remain sturdy, it will be gray would off and on showers through the afternoon. cool temperatures around 50, averaging out for this time of year. another system bring it showers late wednesday, and then some cold dusty wind comes through, it will be downright cold. >> on this monday we have encouraging news at the pumps going into the thanksgiving holiday. gas prices have dropped in the past two weeks. the avera
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